INTERVIEW: How we contribute to tackling poverty, inequality in Nigeria, globally – President, Ford Foundation
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Darren Walker is President of the Ford Foundation, a global philanthropy outfit. He has for two decades been a leader in the non-profit and philanthropic sectors. He led the philanthropy committee that helped bring a resolution to the city of Detroit’s historic bankruptcy and chairs the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance.
Prior to joining Ford, he was Vice President at the Rockefeller Foundation where he managed the rebuilding of New Orleans initiative after Hurricane Katrina. In 2016, TIME magazine named him to its annual list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.”
He was at the Banana Island Office of the foundation in Lagos recently. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Editor-in-Chief, Musikilu Mojeed, and business correspondent, Oladeinde Olawoyin, he speaks on poverty reduction, inequality, impact assessment, a $12.5 billion endowment Nigeria may benefit from and other social interventions put in place by the Ford Foundation.